Plays 'Sorin' in "The Seagull" by Anton Chekov, first on a worldwide tour, then in residence at the New London Theatre. He performed alongside Frances Barber, Jonathan Hyde, Monica Dolan and Romola Garai. The last performance of "The Seagull" was Saturday, 12th January, 2008. He played alternatively with William Gaunt (who ...
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[on 'coming out' as being gay] I immediately felt better in every way. I felt relieved that I wasn't lying. You know, when I was growing up in England, there were no gay clubs I knew about. There were no bars. Homosexuals were shamed publicly and imprisoned. You were on your own, looking over your shoulder all the time, hoping in the handshake of a stranger that he might be somebody gay. The ...
He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 for his services to drama.
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing